During a recent interview on Fox News with Bill O’Reilly, former speaker of the house Newt Gingrich suggested Donald Trump was an “outsider” because he doesn’t belong to “the secret society,” and that he has not been “initiated” into the inner circles of the elite.
Gingrich is obviously not your average conspiracy theorist; he served as the 50th Speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives from 1995 to 1999 and in 2012 was a candidate for the Republican Party presidential nomination. He also represented Georgia’s 6th Congressional District, as a Republican, from 1979 until his resignation in 1999.
Gingrich is very much a part of the GOP establishment, but has also accused of belonging to secret societies in the past. He was photographed alongside George Bush at the notorious Bohemian Grove annual gathering in California where “Every July, some of the richest and most powerful men in the world gather at a 2,700 acre campground in Monte Rio, Calif., for two weeks of heavy drinking, super-secret talks, druid worship (the group insists they are simply ‘revering the Redwoods’) and other rituals.”
Considering his background, it surprised many when he told Bill O’Reilly that Trump is “an outsider, he’s not them, he’s not part of the club, he’s uncontrollable, he hasn’t been through the initiation rites, he didn’t belong to the secret society.”
Of course, just because Trump is allegedly not a member of an elite secret society, does not mean that he is a good person or someone to be trusted. However, it is interesting that someone from the political establishment, like Gingrich, is openly discussing the role that secret societies play in electoral politics.